The Lowdown: Madrid exit
Bale, labelled as ‘world class’ by Wales teammate Joe Allen, is on the lookout for a new club ahead of the World Cup this winter.
The 32-year-old forward will officially become a free agent at the end of the month after spending nine years with Real Madrid.
The versatile forward has scored 183 goals and provided 139 assists at club level in more than 500 games, and it looks as if Villa Park is now a possible destination for Bale when he leaves the Bernabeu.
The Latest: Villa links
The Guardian shared a transfer rumour mill on Thursday morning, with one of those stories on Bale.
They claimed that Villa, Newcastle and Tottenham are all keeping an eye on the forward, who is keen to find a new side ahead of the World Cup.
Bale at Villa?
Yes, no brainer!
Not too bothered!
The Verdict: Suarez alternative?
Steven Gerrard is seemingly keen to add to his attacking ranks ahead of his first full season in the Midlands after already making four summer signings. The club have continued to be linked with Luis Suarez, so Bale could be viewed as a possible alternative.
Bale impressed back with Spurs during the 2020/21 season, contributing to 13 Premier League goals in 20 games. He is predominantly a winger but does have experience of playing as a centre-forward, so he could be a shrewd signing to rival Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings, while also providing a brilliant option out wide.
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